Linda has started a new Alphabet Challenge Blog, working our way through the alphabet with a new letter each Friday and making anything from atcs, cards, moos, altered work etc using the current alphabet letter as the theme, technique etc. I made an atc as I am going to be making an atc book, A - Z of Nature and Wildlife.
The new challenge on FUNKY FAIRYS CHALLENGE BLOG is to use fruits or fruity colours. I used the new Feeling Fruity download kit (links to FF Papercrafts in right side bar) and made a star book, my first one! I have been meaning to do one for a while, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be! Check out the challenge blog and be in with a chance of winning a free FF download paper kit if you enter this week!!
A LO for a challenge on UKS - we had to use water-themed photos and a book title (Water Baby by Ross Campbell) amongst other things! Paper is DCWV which I have finally got round to using out of the drawer sets some of us bought last year!!
The theme on My Time To Craft this week is Men. I decided to make an arch for this one so have used my new Crafty Notions glazes for the background in 3 colours, and a variety of stamps and embellishments for the main part.
I made a word book for my mum for Mother's Day, so now she has got it, I can blog it!! I used a Funky Hands CD for the letters and some papers, and others were from Funky Fairys Papercrafts, plus an assortment of my cute stamps which I know she likes and embellishments.
The challenge on Christmas Cards All Year Round this month is to make 5 cards using mostly green and to include leaves. I used Elusive Images stamps for the top 3 cards, and a Personal Impressions holly leaf stamp for the bottom two. So that's another 5 to add to the pile ready for Christmas!
The challenge on Funky Fairys Challenge this week is to make a Scrapbook Page - any theme, but using at least one Funky Fairys Papercrafts product to be in with a chance of winning a fab download kit from Funky Fairys. For my DT LO I used Dots are Distressing paper for the background, and Funky Meets Shabby Chic for the little green flowers. I also used my Slice to cut the black flowers and little leafy bits and Heidi Grace stamps for the swirls.
The challenge on Penny Black Saturday this week is to use a sketch, and the theme on Colour Create is to use Red and Green. I decided to make a Christmas card, so stamped my PB teddy and watercoloured him in, then used red and green Christmas papers (Dovecraft?? - not sure!) and used my Nesties, and a scallop trimmer blade to do all the squiggly bits, finishing with Primas and Stickles.
The theme on Colour Create this week is Orange, Yellow and Green, and to make something other than a card. I made an Easter Tag that I might make into a card later! I used Funky Fairys Dots are Distressing paper, Stampendous chick stamps and Primas etc. to embellish.
The theme on Small World of Inchies and Twinchies is Dolls - so here is my Twinchie (2" x 2"). I used a downloaded image, unknown backing paper, some 7 Gypsies rub ons and various embellishments, and Antique Linen Distress Ink generally rubbed around!
The theme on Funky Fairys Challenge Blog this week is to make a doorhanger, and to use something from Funky Fairys Papercrafts to qualify for the weekly prize. I used the beautiful Dots are Distressing papers for mine. Check out the challenge blog for lots of lovely ideas, and links to FF Papercrafts are on the right side of my blog.
The challenge on The Pink Elephant this week is to use Pink, Brown and Green, and on Penny Black Saturday they have given us a Recipe to use 3 brads, 2 ribbons and 1 flower. I stamped my PB rabbit and coloured her in, and used Funky Fairys Papercrafts Dots are Distressing papers (link on the right sidebar for details to purchase download).
The theme on the monthly Florrie ATC Challenge on Craft Swap Forum is to make an atc with a Silhouette. I coloured my background with Distress Inks, splattered with water and spritzed with a Silver Glimmer Mist (doesn't show up too well on the photo) then stamped Moonlit Fairy and clear embossed it and finally edged the atc with Silver Krylon and added some gems to finish.
The challenge on Make a Moo or Two this week is Fruit and Vegetables! I found some HOTP images and cut them out to put on my moo, adding some words, edging with Copper Krylon pen and finishing with a brad.
I have had fun with this card combining 3 challenges and putting as much on my card as I can in an attempt to try and use some of my huge stash mountain! I needed to make an Easter card for the Anything Goes Challenge on Craft Swap Forum. Arty Girlz' theme this week is Blue and Yellow, and the challenge on The Pink Elephant is to use Die Cuts and Ribbon. I used my Sugar Nellie Maggie stamp, DCWV papers, Nestabilities die cut and the swirl is done on my Slice, and ribbon at the bottom of the card.
The theme on Funky Fairys Challenge blog is Blue this week. You need to use something by Funky Fairys to be eligible to win a download kit and you can get some lovely freebie downloads on the Inspiration blog. I used the free Blue Christmas papers to make my card and my cute Elzybells stamp and lots of sparkle! There is a fabby prize of a clock made by Emma to be won by someone this week too - pop over to the Challenge blog to have a look!
The new theme on My Time to Craft Challenge blog is Hats. I used a Cuddly Buddly stamp, Charley, and coloured her in with a variety of my pens, Sakuras, Marvy Le Plumes etc. I matted her using Nestabilities onto pp's and added Primas and a message to finish.
A challenge on UKS asked us to use Punches on our LOs. I made a DLO from my snow pics last month. All the blue snowflakes are punched ones. The words SNOW DOGS are cut with my Slice, and the papers are Sandylion - I am such a trendy scrapper!
The challenge on Colour Create this week is to use Blue and Brown, and the challenge on Penny Black Saturday is to use Something to Eat. I stamped my PB Cinnamon stamp and coloured her in using browns and blues, and matted her using Nestabilities onto blue papers and added some brown and blue Primas and brads.
I am married with 3 grown up children ,4 grandchildren and 2 dogs! I have always done crafting of some sort, originally knitting, cross stitching and tapestry, then I began paper crafting some years ago and haven't looked back!
I like to take photos of my garden for scrapbooking and the one on here is a sunflower that the birds kindly planted for me!
P.S. - Now I have gone back to doing a lot of knitting, crocheting and sewing too!